Soccernet.ng highlights the most eye-catching performances of some of the country’s best talents for their respective clubs on Sunday, October 1, 2023.
Efforts in vain in Spain
In the Tercera División RFEF, 34-year-old Nigerian defender Emmanuel Edet showcased his skills by scoring the sole goal for Rapitenca.
However, despite his efforts, Rapitenca ended up on the losing side with a final score of 2-1 in favour of Pobla Mafumet.
Gift Monday and Esther Okoronkwo were prominent figures in UD Tenerife’s clash against Real Madrid. Unfortunately for Tenerife, they fell to a narrow 1-2 loss.
Thrilling draws in Belgium
Tolu Arokodare provided an assist that contributed to 10-man JRC Genk’s entertaining 3-3 draw against Westerloo in the First Division A.
Despite a commendable performance by Raphael Onyedika, Club Brugge settled for a 1-1 draw against Sint-Truiden in a home fixture.
Gift Orban returned from suspension, playing for 22 minutes in KAA Gent’s tough 1-1 draw against RWDM.
Iheanacho, Ndidi stars in England
Leicester City cruised to a commanding 4-1 victory against Blackburn Rovers, securing their eighth win of the season and claiming the top spot in the Championship table.
Wilfred Ndidi had an assist, while Kelechi Iheanacho scored a second-half penalty to contribute to the crucial win.
Taiwo Awoniyi had a goal disallowed for offside as Nottingham Forest and Frank Onyeka’s Brentford battled to a score draw at the City Ground.
Contrasting fortunes in France
Terem Moffi could not find the net as Brest held OGC Nice to a goalless draw at the Allianz Riviera.
Moses Simon could not help Nantes avoid falling to a crushing 3-1 away defeat against Rennes.
Akor Adams ended his goal drought with a brilliant brace, leading Montpellier to a convincing 3-0 victory over FC Lorient.
Adedeji, Ekong star in Greece
William Troost-Ekong delivered an impressive performance for PAOK in the Greek Super League 1, helping his team battle Panathinaikos to a thrilling 2-2 draw.
In the Super League 2, Abiola Adedeji scored his first goal of the season to lead Ionikos to a big 3-0 away victory over Ilioupoli.
No winner’s joy for any in Italy
Isaac Success featured for Udinese in their exciting 2-2 draw against Genoa, while Maduka Okoye remained an unused substitute.
Tyronne Ebuehi and Empoli endured a difficult day, succumbing to a 3-0 loss at the hands of ruthless Bologna.
Ademola Lookman’s efforts could not break the deadlock as Atalanta and Juventus played to a goalless draw.
Nwakali, Marcus excel in Portugal
In the Primeira Liga, Kelechi Nwakali returned to Chaves’ starting lineup, delivering an excellent performance that helped his team triumph 2-0 over Arouca.
In the Segunda Liga, Porto II secured a fine 3-1 win over Leixões, with Abraham Marcus and Wendel finding the net in stoppage time.
Otele, Lokosa, Okunola in Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
Philip Otele scored his fifth goal in the Romania Liga I, playing a pivotal role in CFR Cluj’s 2-0 home win over U Craiova 1948.
Anthony Lokosa and Železničar Pančevo stumbled to a 0-2 home loss against Radnički Kragujevac, with Geoffrey Chinedu scoring the opening goal in the 7th minute.
Lekan Okunola scored for the third consecutive game, propelling Podbrezová to a thrilling 5-3 victory at home against struggling FC Košice.
Omeruo, Osayi-Samuel impress in Turkey
Ibrahim Olawoyin and Rizespor had no answers to the brilliant attacking display of Bright Osayi-Samuel and Fenerbahce as the home side strolled to a convincing 5-0 triumph.
Kenneth Omeruo also featured in Kasımpaşa’s impressive 3-2 away win at Fatih Karagümrük.
Goals aplenty in the United States
William Agada scored a late consolation goal for Sporting KC, but they were embarrassed in a 4-1 defeat to St. Louis City in the MLS.
Patrick ‘Diba’ Nwegbo played a key role in Birmingham Legion’s 3-0 away victory over Memphis 901, assisting one goal and scoring another.
Tanitoluwa Oluwaseyi scored deep in stoppage time to rescue a 2-2 draw for San Antonio in their clash with Oakland Roots at the Pioneer Stadium in Hayward, California.